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THE MATH EWS JOUR
MATHEWS C. H., VA., THURSDAY JUNE 29. 1905.
Is Again Prostrated By Nervous Break
ILL AT HIS SUMMER DOME.
t'adsr the Care of Physicians He Rallies,
aad No Immediate Danger Now Apprehended
?Or. Scudder aad Dr. Murphy. Two Bot*
tos Specialists, Quickly Summoned -Bulle
tlos Issued by Pbysklaos.
Kcwbury, N. II. (Special).- Seco
t.irv (.f State John Hay was prostrated
by an attack of uraemia at his summer
home here, but his condition lias been
^_. relieved by a local physician and two
p specialists, who had come from Boston
by special train. It is expected that
the Secretary will soon be in his usual
health. The attack, which was similar
to others experienced by Secretary Hay
during recent years, was attributed to
a cold contracted on his journey from
Washington to Ncwbury on Saturday.
The attack is similar t<> the nervous
breakdown for which Mr. Hay took a
trip to Europe.
Dr. J. I.. Cain, the local physician,
who was the- first one called to attend
the sick man. raid at ?) 15 V M.:
? "Secretary Hay's trouble has been re
lievcfl. He will" reed Sttentioo tor a
day ?>r two. It no complications arise,
he will be as well as usual."
Dr. Charles I.. Scudder, one of the
Boston physic tans, returned home. The
other. Dr. Fred T. Murphy, will re?
??an for a day or two in case unexpect?
ed symptoms should develop.
I'nder treatment the patient soon
showed iiuprnvemen!, and the necessity
of an operation, which had been dis?
cussed, aras averted. During the latter
part oi the night Secretary Hay grew
steadily better, and by morning had re?
gained the strength which had been ex?
hausted by hoars i?! incessant pain. On
gjfc account of the organs affected by the
?SSF COlu, however, the physician ruled thai
the Secretary should remain i:i IhmI for
a day or two.
Member- of Mr. Hay's family were
greatly alarmed because of the fact that
the usual remedies failed to give relief.
"I understand." said Dr. Cain, "that
Secretary Hay's present illness ?S o? S
diff?rent kitnl from thai fur which he
went abroad for treatment and for which
he took the baths at Had Nauheim.
Should attacks such, as he experienced
recur frequently, there is no doubt but
that there would be justification for
grave anxiety, but Mr. Hay certainly
seems to have not clear r*f all danger
^a.iii the present instance.*1
4ggS* Before having for Boston Pr Scud
der gave out the following bulletin with
reference 4e? Secretary Hay'- ?lines
"Mr. Hay is suffering from tue effects
of a chill, caught on the journey from
Washington The attack is similar to
one which he had four years ago. Mr.
Hay i- resting comfortably and expects
to be about in a few days. No further
sTwillliiM will be issued.
American Wife Divorced.
London (fly Cable).'?-The Divorce
Court granted Lady C.rey-Kgcrton, for?
merly Miss May Cuyler, daughter of
sJgaMa.i?>r Wayne Cuyler. I'nited States
?Army! a divorce on the ground of deser?
tion ?i her husband, Sir Philip Crey
Egerton. The suit is the sequel of a
previous case, when the wife sued for
a restitution of her conjugal rights and
obtained a divorce, which, however, Sir
Philip refused to obey.
Fire Dead In South Dakota.
Mitchell, S. D. ( Special).?It is re?
ported here that the storm damage at
Ptankington and Artesian is heavy. At
Plankington a man. his wife and daugh?
ter were killed outright by Hying tim?
bers. The town of Artesian was struck
? by a tornado, but only meager reports
have been received. It i-. known, how?
ever, that two men were killed during
the storm and several houses were
To Prosecute Corporations.
Washington, D. C. (Special).?The
Attorney General has placed the matter
of carrying out the President's direc
0m tions to prosecute certain railroad cor
poi.liions, including the Atchison, To
peka and Santa Fe Railroad Company,
for giving rebates, under the direction
of Assistant Attorney General Purdy.
haBt_The latter will devote all of his time
?for the present to this work, and has
^^ gone to Kansas City for that purpose.
Toreado In Wisconsin.
Bluemounds, VVis. (Special). ? A
farmhand, name unknown, was killed
on the fann of Charles Collins, several
"slatf P?1"""' were injured at various
?Sjpt^5Rts, over $150,000 damage was done
to crops and farm buildings, and scores
of head of stock were destroyed by a
tornado that passed through Dane and
Iowa counties and over the townships
of Barnevcld and Bluemounds the other
fe& Port Arthur For Japanese.
f^ Chefoo (By Cable).?American and
European firms still in Port Arthur have
been notified by the Japanese authorities
to depart and to remove their merchan?
dise. Many of the firms are now ar?
ranging to charter steamers for that
purpose. Shipments of contraband of
war for the Japanese continue to be
made, particularly from Chefoo to Dal
Taking Religion Coaly.
Bethlehem. Pa. (Special).?The fash
^ ionable congregation o? Bethany United
K Evangelical Church was invited by the
?W pastor, Rev. J. G. Rosctberger, after the
sermon to make itself as comfortable as
ible during the hot weather. The
men were asked to ?..?pear at servie? %
NEWS W SflOIT ORDER.
Tse latest HapsesJsgs Caslsssai for Rapid
At Stamford. Ct.. D. Herbert Birdsall,
17 years old, accidentally shot Edward
Bush, Jr.. in the head with a .32-caliber
revolver. Birdsall tied into the woods
half a mile, lay down beneath a tree
and blew out hi-, own brains. He was
crazed with horror by the accident.
Four men were killed when the three
upper stories of an apartment-house in
One Hundred and Thirty-sixth street.
New York, between Broadway and
Riverside Drive, were, blown down in a
terrific thunderstorm. A score of per?
sons were injured.
As the result of a long-standing feud,
I.ce Schramcck and D'. C. Curtis, part?
ners, were shot and killed in Wavnes
boro. Ga., by I.. D. and John D. Hill,
brothers. I.. D. Hill was fatally wound?
Newspaper publishers of Milwaukee
have been cited to appear in the hear?
ing of the case of the federal govern?
ment against the General Paper Com?
A shortage amounting to $16,000 has
been discovered in the accounts of the
cashier of the Vigo County (Ind.) Na?
J. Hampton Moore was appointed per?
manent receiver fur the City Trust. Safe
Deposit and Surety Company of Phila?
At Lewistown, Pa.. F.IIwood Gamon
killed himself in his cell after being
conviclcd of murder in the first degree.
Lillian Russell has decided to go into
vaudeville. She has received an offer
of $.*o.ooo for 10 weeks.
Secretary Taft made an address be?
fore the Yale Law School.
A North Dakota woman gave birth
to three girls and a boy.
According to Kiogoro Takahashi,
Japan might desire another loan to take
up the domestic loan made soon after
the declaration of war.
Paul Morton returned from Washing?
ton t?i New York and resumed his work
as chairman of the Equitable Society.
The Houston and Texas Central Rail?
road will sell its lands in Northwest
Texas south of the Oklahoma line.
The village of Vicksburg, Mich., is
bankrupt as the result of the closing
of the Vicksburg Exchange Bank.
The officials of the Lake Shore Rail?
road are still investigating the wreck
of the Twentieth Century flyer.
Assistant Secretary of State Loom i s
has sailed for Europe on a secret mis?
sion for President Roosevelt.
Rev. Augustus Rohrlock resigned as
secretary of the Evangelical Lutheran
General Synod of Missouri.
Mrs. Aggie Myers, who was found
guilty of murdering her husband, was
sentenced to be hanged.
The convention of Modern Woodmen
at Milwaukee ended with the installa?
tion of officers.
The Seaboard Air Line will extend its
road to the sources of the Big Sandy
An effort is to be made for the pres?
ervation of the home of Paul Revere in
Naval officers witnessed the test of
the new gun turret at Bethlehem.
A fatal case of bubonic plague oc?
curred *at La Bocay.
Consul General Wynne sailed for
Another warrant was issued for the
arrest t*i John W. Hill, formerly chief
of the Filtration Bureau of Philadel?
phia, on charges of forgery. Mr. Hill
is now under $8,000 bail for trial on sim?
A condition bordering on slavery has
been found to exist in Chicago in sev?
eral cases of children who were trans?
ferred from institutions to families who
did not raise them properly.
The Modern Woodmen, in session at
Milwaukee, have indorsed a plan to
hold a congress to urge fraternal insur?
ance over old-line insurance.
Miss Lillian Moore, of Poughkcepsie,
was fatally injured in a trolley collision
at Fishtail Landing.
All the towns of Polish Russia are
aflame, the red flag of revolt having
been raised everywhere. In Warsaw
there were conflicts between the troops
and the mobs. Lodz was put under
The poKce in Rostoff-on-Don. Rus?
sia, have discovered that large quanti?
ties of arms and ammunition have been
purchased here and shipped to the Cau?
The natives in German Southwest
Africa are reported to have attacked
and defeated a German force command?
ed by Captain Sichert, inflicting severe
It is rumored that Lord Curzon of
Kedleston is about to resign in conse?
quence of the decision to give Lord
Kitchener complete control of the army.
The British steamer Ancona rammed
and sank the Danish cadet training
schooner Geor-stage off Copenhagen.
Twenty-two cadets were drowned.
Prince and Princess. Arisugawa of
Japan arrived in London and were re?
ceived at Buckingham Palace by King
Edward and Queen Alexandra.
Thirty persons were drowned recently
through the capsizing of a bark which
had arrived in the Minks River, in
Spain, from Portugal.
The French public is said to have the
war fever, and military men are making
a comparison of the armies of the two
Stephen Okrjeia, who threw a bomb
into a police station in Warsaw, killing
six policemen, was sentenced to death.
Mrs. James Brown Potter's household
effects were sold at auction in London
under a bill of sale.
Miss Beatrice Winans was married
in Paris to Prince Henry Galard de
Beam et de Chal?is.
Emperor William was entertained on
the American yachts at Kiel.
At a meeting of 6j polieyholders in
the Equitable Assurance Society m Ber?
lin it was decided to/ form a committee
of three pohcyholders and three mem?
bers of the German Fire Insurance Union,
which suggested the meeting. The Ger
nsan representative of the Equitable to
the meeting read a telegram from Paul
the new chairman, couched in
in raced liis yacht Mc
? the Hamburg and won
NORTON BEGINS ACTION
Legal Proceedings to Recover From
PROMINENT LAWYERS ARE ENGAGED.
Will Institute Salts for Recovery of Mosey
Alleged to Be Wrosgfally Takes from
the Society?Pee of $25 Allowed ot
Each Meetlog, Whether a Director Was
Presea! or Abseot.
New York (Special).?As chairman
of the Equitable Life Assurance Socie?
ty's board of directors, Paul Morton has
begun legal proceedings t?) recover money
alleged to have been wrongfully taken
from the society, and he also has cut
off" certain perquisites in the society.
Mr. Morton gave out this statement:
''Mr. Morton has retained Messrs.
Austin G. Eox and Wallace MacFar
lane as special counsel for the Equitable
Society in connection with the investi?
gation of the past financial transactions
of the society by Price. Waterhouse &
Co., and Haskins & Sells, chartered ac?
countants, which is now in progress, and
to institute such legal proceedings as
they may consider to be appropriate for
the recovery of any money and property
to which the Equitable is found to be
entitled as the result of their examina?
tion. Messrs. Fox and MacFarlane have
been instructed to put themselves in com?
munication with the Attorney General
and the insurance department and to
act in harmony with them."
Mr. Fox is a well-known lawyer of
this city. Mr. MacFarlane was appoint?
ed by Grover Cleveland in 1894 tts United
States attorney for the Southern dis?
trict of New York.
It is regarded as significant that these
two men. both of whom have had ex?
perience in reform work, should have
been selected to direct the legal proceed?
ings in the houscclcaning now being
carried on by the society's new manage?
Mr. Morton also made this announce
"It has been the rule in the Equitable
Society to allow directors $2$ each for
attending executive committee meetings,
and these allowances have been paid to
directors whether present or absent. All
this has been changed. No director will
get fees unless present, and no officer
or employe who happens to be a director
will hereafter receive anything for at?
tended board meetings of any kind."
The announcement of this reform by
the new management was hailed as an?
other evidence that Chairman Morton
intended to go to the bottom of things
and make his reform sweeping.
CHILDREN HELD AS PEONS.
Regular System of Slavery Believed to Exist
Chicago (Special).?A system of vir?
tual child slavery, in which children
under 14 years old are "farmed out" into
households in an attempt to solve the
"servant-girl problem," is a state of af?
fairs that has been brought to the at?
tention of the Department of Compul?
sory Education, following startling reve?
lations in various justice courts of Chi?
cago in the last three weeks.
That such a system exists to an alarm?
ing degree is the declaration o? Super?
intendent W. L. Bodinc, who has se?
cured the conviction of Mrs. Ottilie
Krosnick on the ch;?r<-t ot \iolating the
Compulsory Education law.
"This is the tenth case of its kind that
I have had in the last three weeks,"
said Mr. Bodine. "Judging.' from the
testimony of various witnesses at the
trials of these cases, 1 am convinced there
are hundreds of children from institu?
tions who are drudging as servants in
many households of the city without be?
ing sent to school."
Mr*. Krosnick was fined $20 and costs,
the limit in such cases. The two chil?
dren under her charge were Adelaide
Walby, 13 years old, and Edward Kin?
der, 10 years old. The woman said she
had taken the girl from a sectarian or?
phan asylum in the city eight years ago.
Warrants have been secured for sev?
eral persons, many of whom are said
to have taken children from institutions
and forced them to do work far beyond
The Vesuvius Is Commission.
Boston ( Special). -The torpedo train?
ing ship Vesuvius, formerly the dyna?
mite cruiser of the same name, was
placed in commission in the Charlestown
Navy Yard. The Vesuvius has been
OOt oi service for seven years, and re?
pairs made on the shi ~ have cost $200,
000. The announcement was made that
the battleships Illinois and Missouri,
which are now at this station for re?
pairs, will be ordered to New York,
since it has been fosnd that the Charles
town drydock is not yet suitable for the
work to be done here.
Voted Ost of Office.
Meriden. Ct. (Special).?The Even?
ing Times says that Edward J. Lynch,
of Brooklyn, president of the Interna
tional I'nion of Polishers, Buffers and
Metalworkers of North America, has
been voted out of office. Edward P.
Coyle, of this city, one of the official
counters at the recent election, an?
nounced the result. A. B. Grout, of
Kenosha, Wis., is Mr. Lynch's success?
or. The fight was one of the hottest
that has taken place in the order, the
majority of the successful candidate be?
ing but 116.
Boy Kills Baby Brother.
Port Jervis, N. Y. (Special).?sYil
liant Smith, 0 years old, shot and killed
his brother Harry, 18 months old. while
they were playing alone in the parlor.
The gun belonged to an older broffjHI
and stood in a corner of the room. It
was supposed not to be loaded. Cor
onerVCase decided that the shooting was
accidental. The mother said Willie had
SLOW TOWARD PEACE.
Both Parties Arc Jockeylag For the
Washington, D. C. ( Special).?Peace
negotiations between Russia and Japan
have COOK to a dead hah on account <>i
the illness of Count Lam-dorfF, the Rtt?
sian minister for foreign affairs. It i*
explained officially that nothing in the
form of a hitch has occurred, but that
the negotiations merely have been sus?
Count Cassini, the Russian amb;
dor, had a brief interview with Presi?
dent Roosevelt, but he had no addition?
al important advices from his govern?
ment to communicate. He called mere
ly to pay ? is respects to the Presiden'.
prior to thi 'atter's departure for Oyster
Hay 1er the summer. They disctl
informally the peace situation, the Pi
dent expressing his earnest hope thai
another general engagement on the bat?
tle field of Manchuria might be averted
by the negotiations for a permanent
peace now pending.
It is learned that up to this time smj.
gestions for an armistice have not been
received with absolute favor by either
Russia or Japan. Quite naturally each
government is seeking an advantage over
the other in the diplomatic sparring that
is going on now, and among those in
touch with the situation it is regarded as
unlikely that definite arrangements for
Ml armistice will be concluded ? even
if they should be concluded at all?be?
fore the formal meeting of the pleni?
potentiaries of the tiro powers.
As heretofore noted, there is leri
apprehension that unless a temporar>
suspension of hostilities be arrange?'., a
great battle may be precipitated, the re?
sult of which might wreck completely
the pending peace negotiations.
It was expected confidently that an
announcement of the names of the en?
voys of the two pewers to the Washing?
ton conference could be made by the
end of thtl week; but, as a matter ot
fact, the negotiations have not pro?
gressed in the least since Tuesday. That
both Russia and Japan have decided
upon their representatives at the confer?
ence is quite certain, but each govern?
ment, for reasons of ?ts own, decline
make formal announcement of them.
It seems scarcely probable, at this mo?
ment, that President Roosevelt will be
in position to authorise a further offi?
cial statement of the status of the pend?
ing negotiations before he goes to Oyster
Bay for the summer. While both Rus?
sia aud Japan have indicated that they
may be ready to open the conference
about the first of August, the belief in
well-informed quarters now is that the
convening of the plenipotentiaries is like?
ly to be delayed and that they may not
get together until the middle or latter
part of August.
St. Petersburg. June 24.?Information
from the front is still scanty. While
the preliminaries are in progress, a gen?
eral engagement has not yet begun. Sin?
ister rumors continue to circulate that
Linevitch is surrounded, but apparently
they have no other base than the Lon?
don Daily Telegram's dispatch from
Tokio. An opiimi>:ic feeling prev.nl>
at the offices of the general staff.
The negotiations for a meeting of peace
plenipotentiaries are proceeding slowly.
There were no developments today. For?
eign Minister Lamsdorff is still ill and
unable to see Ambassador Meyer.
TO RESUME 18-HOUR RUNS.
Lake Shore Officials Satisfied Speed Didn't
New York ( Special ).--The iS-hour
running schedule for the Twentieth Cen?
tury Limited between this city and Chi?
cago, temporarily abandoned following
the wreck at Mentor. Ohio, will be re?
The following announcement was made
by President W. 11. XeWtnan, of the
New York (.'entrai Railroad:
'"The rigid investigation of the wreck
on the Lake Shore road at Mentor,
Ohio, which has been made by the offi?
cials of the Lake Shore Company and
by the State Railway Commissioner of
Ohio, who, with the Chief Inspector of
Railways for the State, made a personal
investigation at the scene of the acci?
dent, having shown conclusively that the
accident was not caused by the speed of
tin train, it is now decided unnecessary
to longer continue the slower schedule
of the Twentieth Century train, the time
of which was lengthened pending a thor?
ough investigation of the cause oi the
accident. Its schedule of l8 hours be?
tween New York and Chicago will be
WEYLFR BOBS UP A?AIN.
He is Minister of War in the New Spanish
Madrid (By Cable).?King Alt. ?
approved the new cabinet, as follows :
Premier?Gen. Montero Rios.
Minister of the Interior?Senor Garcia
Minister of Foreign Affairs?Senor
Minister of Finance?Senor I'r/.ti/.
Minister o? War?General Weyler.
Minister of Marine ?Senor Milla
Minister ?if Agriculture?Senor R?->
Minister of Justice?Senor Con/ales
Minister of Public Instruction?Senor
UTE WASHINGTON AFFAIRS.
David H. M0ff.1t. of Denver, Co!., filed
suit in the Supreme C.ctirt of the Dis?
trict of Columbia against the Chesa?
peake Beach Railway Company to re?
cover $ 1,??0,800 aJlegcd to be duc on a
promissory note given in December,
1904, and made payable on demand.
President Roosevelt left Washington
by special train oarer ?he Pennsylvania
Railrbad for Cambn<?g<\ Mass?, to at?
tend the commencement ?x?r?jses at
KILL WITHOUT MERCY
Panic-Stricken. People Flee From Lodz
AN APPEAL FOR PROTECTION.
In One Instance the Brutal Soldiers Killed
as Entire Family of Jewa Who Were Ost
Drivlnr?A Millionaire's Servant Robbed
and Murdered General Shostow Promises
to ?unisn Offenders.
Lodz, Russian Poland (By Cable).?
The tno>i serious phase ol the fighting
between the military and striker- is at
an end. but there are still isolated at?
tacks in the suburbs. At Baluty I
tacks attacked a Jewish family of five
persons who were driving in a cab to
the railway station and shot and killed
all including the cabman.
At Pabjanice, near Lodz, workmen at?
tacked two policemen, and shot and kill?
ed one and wounded the other.
There is a general exodus from Lodz.
Twelve thousand persons have already
left and all trains arc crowded.
During the disturbances ,*=; govern?
ment liquor s?orv- were destroyed by
the mobs, which appropriated all th<
cash and stamps found on the premises.
The cash and stamp- were added to the
funds of the Socialist party.
Some prominent citizens telegraphed
General ShustOW, commanding the
troops here, asking for protection against
the brutality of the soldiers, especially
the Cossack-., who in one instance killed
and robbed the servant of a millionaire
named Rosenblatt, who was carrying
$5.000 tO the bank. The General prom?
ised to punish the offenders, but said he
required witnesses of the occurrence to
testify against the Cossacks.
Warsaw (By Cable) ?The |. roclama
tion issued by the Social Democratic
party of Poland and Lithuania, calling
OUI workmen as ? protest against the
Lodz mas-acre-, declares that in order
to show the solidarity of their brethren
and to protest against "the new and hi?
nt crimes of the Emperor's govern?
ment" all Warsaw must stop work. The
proclamation orders that not a single
factory or workship shall be operated,
and that offices, shops, restaurants and
coffee houses must close and all traffic
must cease. It says that the red Hag.
the tlag of the workingmen. must float
in the streets of Warsaw, and calls
upon all workmen to help their brothers
arrange s general strike.
The military is patroling the streets in
the factory and Jewish districts.
In the suburb of Praga workmen shot
and wounded two policemen.
In*Ogrodowa street there was an en?
counter between gendarmes and a crowd
and shot were fired on both sides. Three
civilians and one gendarme wer?: wound?
ed. In other streets processions <?f work?
men were dispersed.
Lodi is the capital of the district of
the same name in the government of
Piotrkow, Russian Poland. It i- S7
miles southeast of Warsaw and stands
on the banks of the Ludka River, oc?
cupying an area of about 11 square miles.
The city is a great manufacturing center,
particularly in the line oi textiles. There
are some 400 establishments, employing
more than 40.(xx) persons and having an
annual output valued at $35.000.000
ton goods and woolens are the principal
products, but silks, machinery and linen
are also manufactured.
DIRECTORS Mt'ST DIRECT.
Comptroller Now Requires all to Sign Certain
Washington. D. C. (Special).?Capt.
W. B. Ridgeley, Comptroller of the Cur?
rency, has adopted a little plant which
is reported to be causing a commotion
in certain national banks throughout the
Responses to letters written by the
Comptroller concerning laxities, or er?
rors, in national banks are now required
to be signed by all the directors. Mr.
Ridgeley for years has been urging that
the cure for hank failures is to compel ?
bank directors to direct. He has pointed \
out that in many cas: s where banks have
failed it has been shown on investiga- !
tion that the director < i the institution
were not in touch with its workings.
Hitherto whenever a'hank examiner
lias reported loose methods or care
in il ?1 a bank the Comptroller has writ- I
ten a letter to the bank about it. I'sual- !
Iy replies were received from the presi
dent or the cashier explaining the mat- ;
ter or "promising to be good." Non all
letters ^o out in the same map-ier, ad- ;
dressed to the hank, but at the''. )Ot is a i
note stating that the reply must be j
signed by each director of the bank, j
This is done for the purpose of making ;
each director cognizant of the criticisms
Sinks Another Steamer.
Singapore (By Cable ) The British
India Steam Navigation Company's
steamer Ikhona was sunk by the Rus?
sian cruiser Terek June 5, 150 mile
north of Hongkong. The crew was
landed here by the Dutch steamer Per
iak. which the Terek met Jane ??> The
Ikhona was carrying mails and rice
from Rangoon to Yokohama.
Qrief Led to Suicide.
Pittsburg, Pa. (Special).?While re?
viewing the remains of his mother, John
Antilio. 3a years old, a musician resid?
ing at 6.} Congre-s street, committed
suicide by drinking carbolic acid. Grief
over the death oi his aged parent, it is
thought, prompted the deed.
No Greater Plttsburg Now.
Philadelphia < Special ?.?The Supreme
Court i sued a permanent injunction re?
straining the merging of the cities of
Pittsburg and Allegheny City. The Su?
preme Court holds that the law under
which the consolidation was to be made
is special legislation. The injunction re
strains the city of Pittsburg, the M.
of Pittsburg and the presidents of S
and Common Council of Pittsburg itom
taking any proceedings for the mcrgir?
1 0f tb? two ci?c>
LONG-RANG ET?7^T?f* I OMCtSTsT
The Weather Burea! fn)n% to Counteract
Mischievous StatjT nts of A$(roloiers.
d ^tates?r^<.,cail,u^>Bvuca;1 h,
aj jf??gafp?-?iblc the mischievous effect:
W?.rk r% who pr?tant
"'^?fell the character o? coming sea
?fr the progr.-- d -torn,- and ugj
? v;-irVeather condition for a mot ??
and unCin advance, and whose artist <TI
and UtnaM jj^^x^j?astS are t< j
given iinifa^i^jB sj?_^^^
"The veJ?^fe^-S^l^3?^fchk ti-.e nii<_?
essential stanssj :'^^?-i*v^-?,?^s^^?^iIfa#-sS^B5
is apparent anfjM **<*)''^^?-'^i^^^^^^
suggests a relatuflsg ^l?/;;^^
ments and the (iesTmWsssj F^^^l
nation- a- well as ueatlnu^-SM
So obvious i- this analogy that^^Ts^n^l"'
strange that in the childhood of the race
it was exalted into an absolute c
Connection. There is no more ml
ing page of history than that which
traces the growth of astrology tht
its various phases, the art of divin
the taking of the horoscopes and ?ttl ;
and the gradual development of
sciences of astronomy and meteorology
The first crude theories and conception
of the Chaldean priests and the
were honest effort- to interpret natural
phenomena. In later and less simple
. however, when the priestly class
were still the repositories of wisdom,
they sought to perpetuate their influence
by concealing knowledge from the >?.
or by enshrouding it in mystery, and
finally they wielded it not to enlighten
but to enslave. And -<> persistent is
mental slavery, and so deep seated in the
heart of the race are these early teach?
ing- and beliefs that there is even yet a
predisposition to accept the supernatural
rather than to seek the natural causes
infinite desirability oi foreknow?
ing the seasons for the benefit of hus?
bandmen is at once the opportun
charlatans and the justification of na?
tional weather services. It avail- little
t?-> decry the methods of impostors or to
brand them as fakirs; the court of final
resort must always be a comparison ol
results, and such comparison everyone
can now make for himself. Weathet
maps showing the actual conditions oil
every day are now published by practi?
cally every civilized nation and are ac
blc to all. and all that is needed t?"
CUre the most implicit belief in almanac
prediction- i- an honest comparison oi
these predictions for a single season with
the actual occurrences as shown by these
maps. Con-picuous instances oi fail?
ure, such as those of the artificial rain
makers, who a decade ago were givctl
the fullest opportunity to test and e>
their theories, or the colorless result?
o? the extensive campaign of bombard'
ment a- a protection against hail, whieti
has been conducted for several years ii
Southern Europe, do not convince tht
credulous. They do serve, however, t.
illustrate the "confusion of tongues'
among the prophets of these latter days
who bombard the skies to precij
Storms and bombard the clouds to di--i
pate them. Government mete
nol a! inc in the denunciation
irdities ind pernicious ef
forts of so-called long-range fore?
Professor Voung, probably the forcmos
American astronomer, speaking of luna
influences, points out thai the frequency
of the moon's changes is so great thai i
i.-? always easy to find instance- by wh'icl
to verify a belief that changes of th?
moon control conditions on the earth. .'
change of the moon necessarily occur
about once a week. All change- of th
weather must, therefore, occur withii
three and three fourth- days of a chang
oi the moon, ami one-half ot all change
? light to occur within 40 hour- o?
change in the moon, even if there wer
no causal connection whatever. Now, 1
requires only a very slight predispositioi
in favor of a belief in the effectivcn<
the moon's change- to make one forge
a few of the changes that occur loo fa
from the proper time. Coincidenc
enough can easily he found to justif
"Unquestionably there is a gen?
sire tor an extension of the range of tore
cast- to cover the near future, and, ?
possible, the coming season. It som
explorer in meteorolog) and astronom
should discover -'?me fundamental law
hitherto unknown, wherein he could SC
CUrately calculate the time of arriva
the torce and pathway of storms fo
weeks and month- in advance, and COttl
warn the people of future-floods C
droughts in defined localities, he won!
at oiicc take rank as the greatest -cei
tist of the world. And then if he woul
revea' the secret oi his discovery for ;h
benefit of future generations, he woul
he honored a- the greatest of philar
thropists as well as the wisest of mar
kind. But. alas, up to date this man In
"The problem of seasonal forecasts
receiving at the hands oi the ablest an
most painstaking students of both
nents a comprehensive consideration
is certain to be fruitful and tar
in its ultimate result-.
"So important and so pressing
work and ?0 promising is ?he ti
the Chief of the Weather Bureau
building and equipping a large obsen
tory, wherein the best talent availab
will soon be employed to study the u
tricate and profound problem
atmosphere, whose olution pron
ptovement over present method- and r?
suits in forecasting and may lead 1
tune to seasonal predictions on a trul
Twenty Two Dead; Ten Dying.
1 od/ (By Cable). Tw?enty-two pe
sons were killed in the firing by dragooi
and Cossacks on a procession of 50.0c
workmen which had been organ,,
demonstration against the goverr.mci
Wabash net earning- m May decreasn
!.. T J
den; of Gould Western Pacific Ra
Union Pacific may declare a large e
tra dividend out of the cash it r
from the Northern &
Philadelphia capitalists are i
in the Ohio Traction Company
? >o.ooo,ooo of sita.-** .have been
Lajfcst News Ole]
county lightning Vck
to Mr. Joe Brooks
dncc of Mrs. Ed SW
the chimney and otn
to the ?
? ?y, wil
William F. Field
dem of the State FcderatT
?ices that he is a
Legislature. One plank in
mi will relate to the
ry. He will go to Nanse
o make a detailed study or the in
Dr. Lewis C. Boshner,? Dr
i and Dr.' C'
to attend the meeting of
\mcrican Surgical A T
%o to Portland, Ore., to
the meeting of the America
Messrs. Ira D. Cha;
Church lh<?. - - ?? ' ij
t hor to Chanter. The
-vas sick. to b suffering
"abies, and had ' n by Ch
anything to reliev. -,
Scott was examining tu?
nal attacked him fierc
down and bit him on tl "^
horse nexl attacked C
him on the shoulder.
siting the two men the h? v
;ral mad dogs have n-<
n the neighborhood of ( 1
t is thought possible that til
.vas bitten by one of tin
The "Burning Bu- t
religious enthusiasts knov
Mayor's injunctions.- and jeeen^up n
demonstrations in the
;ille. As a result of a demonstration
;hc other night a aural the men
md women members were before tin
Mayor and were fined from $-.50 to ?
Mr. W. Pinkey Grave-, aged abo?
rears, was drowned in Dan River, at
Barksdale 1 )epOt In
ie fell t
Jerry 1 h ?veT " "*
:y. are sa
n a fight yai
1 result ui which li laid up
.vit h severe injuries. The two men quar?
reled over a pretty young girl, and
'ought for nearly an hour, surroui
Dy a ring oi spa
ined $s and costs today by Magistrate
While ha sterfietd
J :ounty tc
j ?Vyatt C ? '. San?
I Dt w . ?je
jy a boi: " put tfi?
:ree to piec< revived
n a few minute-, hut S\ \ 1 Durrettc
.vas unconscious three hour-. He will
An inquest was held at Alexandria
.iver the body of Wilmer . killed
jy William Simpson The jury fount!
hat Simpson's fatal rr
Beavers in self-defense, and Si
a as discharged.
The body oi Charles Richardson, ar
employe of Curtis & Hill, contractors, of
Alexandria, was sent to his home, neat
Remington. Richardson was -truck and
killed by a donkey engine.
Grading for the Tidewater Railroad
which ij to run from W
Norfolk n?s been'i; [ If****
side oi the Nottowa} R the tar
i>f S. R. Westbrook. in Sputhantp?i
county, near Co? ?pe?
Messrs. W. W. Baugh and S. P. Bf
ham. Jr., both oi Surrey county, 1
nounced themselves candidates for
Legislature from the counties of Pr
George and Surry.
In the United States Court at
noke. J. O. Kasey, of R
was fined $i??_ajjd
>f Mis- Jenn
? ? th
sister of young Forbc
he Forbes Wooldridge
She spent liberally of her m?ai
? ; lier brother and - >od by t
ich all his trouble.-. During
. became acquainted with
Williams, who admired her dev>
1er brother. From tin
-hip which culminated in the
Mr. and Mrs Williams ate a
ng in a beautiful home on Slate
a Buckingham county.
The Augusta County Democratic
'?iittce fixed August 1 as the da
holding the primary r?t~T?T?" n
andidates for Senator from the 1
district and two candidates for the I
of Delegates from Augusta count;
Staunton. Each candida
$20. The board appointed ?t.-o j
Mr. John Dove,
.?in of *?<.> acres to .
ILillock. of Vermont.
Mrs. Susan Sumption.
w:dow of George W.
after a long ill her
er She lea\ ^.\
and two daily;
in V\ i